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Hundreds rally in Tokyo against Abe’s attempt to amend pacifist constitution

23 January 2018

Hundreds of Japanese protested yesterday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attempt to amend the country's pacifist constitution. During the protest, some lawmakers from opposition parties walked out of their offices and joined the event. The prime minister expressed his intention to promote the amendment in his policy address during the parliament session.

According to the latest public opinion poll by Kyodo News, opposition to Abe's constitutional amendment reached 54.8 percent. Meanwhile, over half of the people polled were against Abe's proposal of writing the Japan Self-Defense Forces into Article 9.